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  • Racism isn't just the GOP

    RACISM - Yahoo News Search Results
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ruben Navarrette says today, you'll find anti-Latino elements in the Democratic Party as well.
  • Third of racist incidents occur in workplace or classroom

    RACISM - Yahoo News Search Results
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Immigrant Council say employers and educational institutions must be more robust in combating racism
  • If you saw someone being abused, will you help? Indian public reaction to racial abuse of a student from the North-East caught on hidden camera

    racism - Bing News
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With an aim to see how people react on the streets where such cases of racism occur rampantly, a group called the TroubleSeeker Team decided to make a video to capture reactions of the public with a hidden camera. The YouTube video went viral within a day ...
  • [Thursday Throwback] Brown and Out of Town: a POC Traveler’s Guide to Racism

    Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
    Kendra James
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    by Racialicious special correspondent Wendi Muse Author’s note: Before anyone jumps all over me, I use “brown” here as a general term for people of African or indigenous American descent, not solely South Asians or Central Americans, though the article discusses issues for all POC travelers, not just the ones with darker skin. Ah, Madrid. I had decided that for spring break in 2005, instead of going to Memphis as planned, I’d take a week-long trip to Paris and Madrid instead. After all, in a weird twist of fate, the plane tickets to Europe were only about 100 dollars…
  • Indians in the Caribbean

    Global Voices » Ethnicity & Race
    Janine Mendes-Franco
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the word ‘Coolie’ from the unbearable weight of its history if its contemporary namesakes continue to work under the backbreaking conditions they do? These are hard questions for hard times. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share:…
 
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  • If you saw someone being abused, will you help? Indian public reaction to racial abuse of a student from the North-East caught on hidden camera

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With an aim to see how people react on the streets where such cases of racism occur rampantly, a group called the TroubleSeeker Team decided to make a video to capture reactions of the public with a hidden camera. The YouTube video went viral within a day ...
  • Racism or Not? Tale of Two Arizona Mothers [Video]

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Hip-hop journalist and historian David “Davey D.” Cook posted on Facebook on April 16 two news stories of how two mothers, one white and one black, were treated after being arrested for child endangerment. By comparing both Arizona stories, this tale ...
  • Joseph Heath: How to beat racism

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Consider the eternal problem of race in America. This is an area where liberals have expended a huge amount of energy, insisting that people adopt a more rational basis for their evaluation of individuals. And yet it is hardly an exaggeration to say that ...
  • Matt Bai Says Racism Is Just a "Boomer Thing."

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    We can all breathe a little easier. Journalistic movie star Matt Bai, fresh from his cameo appearance in House of Cards (possibly the most cynical and depressing take on American politics ever reduced to a miniseries) has effectively declared racism a ...
  • Sky Ferreira Is Pissed About Accusations of Racism

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    Sky Ferreira posted a response to her Facebook page on Thursday after she was accused of racism in her latest music video, "I Blame Myself," which caused a storm of controversy when Ferreira was accused of using people of color as "props" and glamorizing ...
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  • [Thursday Throwback] Brown and Out of Town: a POC Traveler’s Guide to Racism

    Kendra James
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    by Racialicious special correspondent Wendi Muse Author’s note: Before anyone jumps all over me, I use “brown” here as a general term for people of African or indigenous American descent, not solely South Asians or Central Americans, though the article discusses issues for all POC travelers, not just the ones with darker skin. Ah, Madrid. I had decided that for spring break in 2005, instead of going to Memphis as planned, I’d take a week-long trip to Paris and Madrid instead. After all, in a weird twist of fate, the plane tickets to Europe were only about 100 dollars…
  • Self-Healing From American Racism

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    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Guest Contributor Marly Pierre-Louis All images provided by the author. I love a good adventure. So when my partner asked, “How would you feel about moving to Amsterdam?” I was game. Between the shock of making that decision and being completely overwhelmed with all we had to do, I daydreamed about what it would be like to be Black in the Netherlands. I knew about the historical love affair between Black America and Europe. Black folks, especially artists, had always sought refuge from the terrors of American racism in Europe. Stories of Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, and…
  • Will ESPN Tell Doug Glanville’s Story?

    Arturo
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Arturo R. García Doug Glanville during his playing days with the Philadelphia Phillies. Image via Section215.comAn ESPN analyst is involved in what could be one of the most interesting stories of the year — depending, in part, on whether the network decides to cover it. Doug Glanville is among the many former pro baseball players who contributes to the network’s Major League Baseball coverage. But he’s also penned columns for The New York Times and Time, on top of writing his own biography. But it’s his work this week for The Atlantic that has garnered attention.
  • Open Thread: Scandal 3.17, “Flesh and Blood”

    Arturo
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Arturo R. García We now pause to honor Eli’s (Joe Morton) BOSS entrance. Finally, the chickens came home to roost on Scandal‘s penultimate episode of the season. Unfortunately, they came for the writers. While it’s natural for this episode to serve as the introduction for multiple points of tension heading into the finale, the whole turned out more overcooked than the sum of its parts. And for this show, that’s saying something. Let’s take each of them one-by-one. 1. It’s six days before the election!: As we’ve talked about in the past, the lack…
  • Quoted: The Worst Justification Ever For Not Casting People Of Color

    Racialicious Team
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’ Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying,…
 
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  • Indians in the Caribbean

    Janine Mendes-Franco
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the word ‘Coolie’ from the unbearable weight of its history if its contemporary namesakes continue to work under the backbreaking conditions they do? These are hard questions for hard times. Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Donate · Share:…
  • Expat Life in China: A Review Of Unsavory Elements

    Abby
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Unsavory Elements is an anthology of true stories about foreigners “on the loose” in China. Through their stories, the authors and journalists from the book also explore illegality and ethics in China. As China Law Blog describes:  Ranging from transactions and deeds that would raise the eyebrows of those enforcing America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to stints in prison for drug dealing to flagrant violations of prostitution laws, what results is 300 pages of business and law school case studies written not in legalese but in literary prose, and what a…
  • The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

    Rakotomalala
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    While neighboring Rwanda is making news with the commemoration of the 1994 genocide and the increased tension with France, Burundi is marred in an overlooked political crisis and surge of violence that opposes, again, Hutus and Tutsis.  Tshitenge Lubabu in Burundi opines that the roots of the crisis [fr] are the current political leaders:  La plupart de nos dirigeants, bien ou mal élus, malgré de longues années de pouvoir, se sont illustrés par leur impéritie [..] Tous les mensonges sont bons pour confisquer le pouvoir. Quand leurs mandats, limités par…
  • France, the Czech Republic and Greece Under Scrutiny for Their Treatment of Roma Community

    Rakotomalala
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
      On International Romani Day (April 8) the French branch of Amnesty International wrote a statement entitled “Facing a spiral of violence, the Roma of Europe are demanding justice and protection”. The statement is especially critical of the treatment of the Roma community in France, the Czech Republic and Greece [fr]: Les gouvernements, dans toute l’Europe, manquent à leur devoir envers les Roms de multiples façons. Les discriminations, les expulsions forcées et l'accès à une éducation de moindre qualité sont la norme dans de nombreux pays. Governments…
  • Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide

    Rakotomalala
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    As Rwanda pays tribute to the victims of the genocide 20 years after the tragedy, President Kagame states again that France must “face up to the difficult truth” of its role in the 1994 genocide [fr]. As a result of this statement, France has pulled out of the commemorative events and former Foreign Affairs Minister of France demands that president Hollande defends the Honor of France and its army.  Rémi Noyon at French site Rue 89 lists the reasons why Rwanda accuses again France of aiding the genocide [fr] :  1) La France va « de facto » prendre le…
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  • Readsday: nearly normal

    Elle
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    What are you reading right now? The Broom of the System, by David Foster Wallace, and fuck but it’s good. The last time I tried with this book, I was seventeen and was so close to being able to get it, but not quite there yet. I’m now past the point at which I put it down the last time, though I can’t remember where that was exactly, and it’s hugely entertaining. There’s a lot of intellectual elbow-in-ribs-ery, especially the conversations between the protagonist, Lenore, and her therapist, the ridiculous Dr. Jay: Lenore’s great-grandmother, a brilliant student under Wittgenstein…
  • Move On

    indyfromaz
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Remember when the “debate” over Global Warming was over when the Liberals said they’d reached a “consensus” so you best just shut up and move on to more important things because they are right and you’re wrong and that’s just the end of it? Well…the pattern repeats. Shocked? I’m not. the president recommended that his party robustly defend Obamacare, while simultaneously averring that it’s time to “move on” and deal with other issues. A telling contradiction. We love Obamacare and will defend it passionately, but…
  • Ukraine: separatists refuse to end occupation despite Geneva agreement -- "We Are The Donetsk People's Republic, We Don't Answer To Moscow"

    johnib
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    . No sign of pro-Russian groups pulling out of city halls and town squares in eastern Ukraine despite deal to defuse crisis By Luke Harding in Khartsyzsk, Julian Borger in Geneva and Alec Luhn in Donetsk theguardian.com, Friday 18 April 2014 Donetsk city hall barricaded by pro-Russian groups. The sign in Cyrillic reads: ‘Ukraine and Russia are sisters forever’. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Pro-Russian groups occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of the region had…
  • Birmingham Schools, Islam and Secularism.

    Andrew Coates
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    Dix ans se sont écoulés depuis le vote de la loi issue des travaux de la Commission Stasi. Cette loi, destinée à mettre les écoles à l’abri des conflits d’appartenance religieuse en y interdisant les signes religieux ostensibles, a été salutaire. De façon efficace, elle a dissuadé les divers prosélytismes de prendre l’école en otage – See more at: http://www.lepartidegauche.fr/vudailleurs/articleblog/laicite-scolaire-une-exigence-d-emancipation-27296#sthash.6pGqqmIt.dpuf   Secular Emancipation: What UK Education Needs. Amongst the confused reactions to…
  • How to not be a dickhead

    aliidagger
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:49 am
    Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Another phrase that is thrown around a lot today. Choose your battles wisely and fight when you have the best chance. I did not listen to these lessons. I was at a party the other weekend, and going through the usual introductions the question was thrown to me: “So, what do you do?” Me: “I am an Indigenous Advocate for a not for profit organisation” The look on their face was what I was expecting. It was like I told them that I was a professional puppy killer – a grey cloud fell over their…
 
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  • Mixed or Not, Why Are We Still Taking Pictures of “Race”?

    Sharon Chang
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    TweetJust days ago PolicyMic put up a piece entitled “National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050, and It’s Beautiful.” In it writer Zak Cheney-Rice attempts to address the so-called rise of multiracial peoples which has captured/enchanted the public eye and with which the media has become deeply enamored. He spotlights a retrospective and admiring look at National Geographic’s “The Changing Face of America” project of last year featuring a series of multiracial portraits by well-known German photographer Martin Schoeller, and also peripherally cites some…
  • Lena Dunham and the Trouble with (White) ‘Girls’

    Jessie Daniels
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tweet   (Image source) It seems almost a foregone conclusion that an exploration of the trouble with white women in contemporary American popular culture would include a discussion of Lena Dunham and her HBO series ‘Girls.’  I say it’s a foregone conclusion because there’s been a lot written about Dunham and ‘Girls’ and whiteness already, and yet I think her contribution to popular culture deserves a mention in this series. In case you’ve missed this blip on the pop culture radar, Lena Dunham is the 27-year-old woman – often referred to…
  • Research Brief: The Latest Research in the Field

    Jessie Daniels
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    TweetHere’s your Monday research brief. Today, we’re featuring this new book by Charles Hyde, professor emeritus of history at Wayne State University, Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II  (h/t @KidadaEWilliams).       Here’s the abstract for the book: Throughout World War II, Detroit’s automobile manufacturers accounted for one-fifth of the dollar value of the nation’s total war production, and this amazing output from “the arsenal of democracy” directly contributed to the allied victory. In fact,…
  • Colorblindness is a Real Problem

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Tweet**This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread passivity. You are brave in the face of conditioned acquiescence. I salute you.** Sitting in a room filled with university students, who passively accept a status quo that is shoved down their throats, is deeply distressing. I am that person in the class who never stops questioning the mainstream…
  • White Women Warriors, Tourists and Saviors

    Jessie Daniels
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    TweetIn today’s installment of the trouble with white women series, I turn to the white women who pose as warriors, visit countries outside the U.S. as tourists, and position themselves as saviors. Here is just one examples of the kind of thing I’m talking about (and no, none of this is an April fool’s joke). Mindy Budgor is a white woman who at age 32, according to Glamour magazine, “loves shoes, rocks red nail polish…and recently became the world’s first female Maasai warrior.” Budgor’s story appears in a book Warrior Princess: My Quest to…
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  • Dude.

    resistance
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Eight for eight.  Congratulations! Kwasi Enin was accepted by eight Ivies.  Also three state schools and Duke.  If you don’t feel inadequate enough, he also plays three instruments for chamber orchestra, has taken 11 AP classes, participates in track and field, sings in an acappella group, and is active in theater. Also he volunteers at a hospital. Also, since I know you want to know, his parents immigrated here from Ghana. USA Today seems to want to downplay his accomplishments by quoting somebody who talks about how “colleges are looking for great boys,” and how…
  • Link roundup, sort of

    resistance
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. The #We’reGivingYoutheSideEye edition.  With my commentary, since I still have a lot to say.  Colbert’s satire isn’t particularly funny or clever,  even within its “context.”  Although he says in an interview that he never “punches up,” using racism against Asian Americans as part of the humor violates the general unspoken rule of satire. The joke failed because it derived its laughs from anti-Asian racism  (by refresh_daemon via racialicious): However, where The Colbert Report‘s satire fails is that…
  • Ignoring the context

    resistance
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here’s a link to get you up to speed. White people often bring up “context” in defense of racism. Miley Cyrus made the “slant-eyed” face but protested that people took it wrong and “out of context!” The Tribune discontinued running a much “beloved” illustration called “Injun Summer” and noted its “innocence of context.” A Villa Park council member, Deborah Pauly, was videotaped stirring the racist pot to a boil.  When confronted, she said the tape was edited to “completely change the context.” Murray…
  • Backstory summary

    resistance
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Because my English teacher told me I’m “telegraphic” and tend to assume everybody knows what the fuck I’m talking about. Stephen Colbert has a television show in which he plays a right-wing conservative.  He was trying to skewer R*dskins owner Daniel Snyder, who set up a charitable foundation called “The Washington R*dskins Original Americans Foundation.“  So Colbert said he was going to set up a foundation called “The Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” Many people thought it was failed satire and…
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    25 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
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  • Another day, another newspaper whacks Boughton for political pandering on gun control issue

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Boughton's God-awful bad week continues. First the New Haven Register, now the Journal Inquirer had some choice words for Danbury's dishonest mayor's decision to put politics before people when it comes to gun control. To those who remember the days of Camelot — that relatively contemporary one of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy rather than that of King Arthur — the modern version was launched when Kennedy wrote a book called “Profiles of Courage.” He told of political figures who were prepared to sacrifice immediate personal gain for principle — something rarely found in…
  • Waterbury Mayor rips Boughton over abadoning gun control group

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary released the following statement regarding Mark Boughton's abandoning Mayor's Against Illegal Guns and the majority of the public who supports sensible gun control legislation. "I am very disappointed that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton withdrew from Mayor's Against Illegal Guns in what appears to be a political play for his campaign for Governor. As a former urban police chief I know very well the devastation that gun violence has brought to communities across the country. While I may not agree with all of MAIG's initiatives, many of them are a starting point for…
  • Desperate Boughton goes into damage control mode...by splitting hairs

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Oh, this is rich!After nearly two weeks of REALLY bad press, Danbury's dishonest Mayor Mark Boughton attempts to weasel out of his previous misleading statements regarding campaign contributions he received from Lisa Wilson-Foley...contributons that he previous denied exist. First, lets backtrack... The New Haven Register had this to say about Boughton after the indictment of disgraced governor John Rowland.Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has chosen "People Over Politics" as the slogan for his 2014 campaign for Connecticut governor, but on two critical issues, he's not living up to that…
  • THIBAULT: "More bad jokes emanate from Danbury City Hall as public records are sought"

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    So much for the dishonest one upholding the rule of law! New Haven Register is having a field day exposing the REAL Mayor Mark Boughton and the columnist and former commissioner for Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission Andy Thibault's latest piece on the dishonest one's on-going effort to keep his activities at City Hall under wraps is a must read. Reported in full with permission Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s legal team – famous across the land for baseless threats against a local blogger – continues to write new chapters in the delay, deny, defend game over access to…
  • Boughton caught misleading and LYING to the public AGAIN

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Nice try Rennie but you only scratched the surface... For the rest of the state, this must be comical but for someone who has followed the antics of Danbury's most dishonest mayor for a number of years, it's just another day in the life of following a person who has a hard time telling the truth. Seems like Mark Boughton went into his too-common meltdown mode over someone exposing his hypocrisy...a hypocrisy that residents in Danbury are used to seeing on a daily basis. Here's what Boughton had to say about the most recent criticism from the New Haven Register regarding his connection to Lisa…
 
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